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Reef Teach Times – Edition 9 – July 2010

Remember the popular children’s TV programme, Flipper, featuring a friendly bottlenose dolphin?  This issue introduces us to FLIPPER & FRIENDS! – some the most common species of dolphins (and whales) encountered in the marine park.



Reef Teach Times – Edition 8 – November 2009

There’s nothing quite like a warm summer’s night to get us in the mood for love! As the summer approaches and the weather warms up, the inhabitants of the reef are getting ready for a bit of  SUMMER LOVIN’!




Reef Teach Times 7 - June 2009

 Reef Teach Times – Edition 7 – June 2009

Did you know that over 30 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises can be found along the Great Barrier Reef? Some are resident all year round, while others, like humpbacks and minkes, only visit over the winter months. Great news… THE WHALES ARE BACK!



Reef Teach Times 6 - March 2009

 Reef Teach Times – Edition 6 – March 2009

Six out of the world’s seven species of sea turtles can be found along the Great Barrier Reef. In February 2009, Brisbane hosted the 29th International Sea Turtle Symposium, bringing together hundreds of sea turtle specialists from around the world. To mark this special event, Edition 6 of the Reef Teach Times is all about… THE SECRET LIVES OF SEA TURTLES!


 Reef Teach Times 5 - December 2008

Reef Teach Times – Edition 5 – December 2008

As summer heats up, many fish and corals are preparing to reproduce, it’s time for… SEX ON THE REEF! Did you know that the biggest orgy in the world takes place right here, on the Great Barrier Reef?! Over 150 species of coral release their eggs and sperm on just a few nights of the year!


Reef Teach Times 4 - October 2008Reef Teach Times – Edition 4 – October 2008

As the temperature warms up and the wet season kicks in… watch out! Watch out! THERE’S STINGERS ABOUT! There are two types of jellies to worry about in Stinger Season (roughly November to May) – the large box jellyfish (Chironex species aka stingers or sea wasps), and the tiny Irukandji jellies – both are transparent and almost impossible to see!


One Response

  1. As a casual Dive master working in Port Douglas and a full Time student in Master of Ecoturism focus in Sharks conservation, I am interested to be part of the mailing list.


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